The Silk Road Project is currently accepting applications for the contracted position of Teaching Artist between January and June of 2012. Teaching Artists from a variety of disciplines visit public schools in the Boston area and collaborate with educators and Silk Road Project staff. Silk Road Connect Teaching Artists create visits that bring the 6th grade social studies curriculum to life and offer points of integration for other subjects. Some topics include Ancient Civilizations, rivers, fractions, geography, and the human body. Through music, visual art, dance and other art forms, students explore learning goals related to Journeys, Storytelling, Perspective-taking, and Traditions. At this time, we are looking for 3-4 teaching artists to visit schools in 2012. Musicians from regions along the Silk Road, and dancers and visual artists who incorporate aspects of the Silk Road into their work, are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will be invited for a “Teaching Audition” on Friday, Dec 2. For more information, please navigate to www.silkroadproject.org
Established teaching artist with record of excellence in both art and teaching. Experience collaborating with educators and artists in other disciplines. Willingness to learn in public, document TA visit, and share with others. Must be available Dec 2 to audition, mid-January for orientation/meetings, and to visit schools between February-March for 1-2 consecutive days of teaching. Possibility of working with schools in May-June on a performance. At this time, we are only looking for artists who can build lessons that address 6th grade Massachusetts curriculum and the Silk Road Connect Learning Goals. Artists should be local to the Boston area as there are no stipends available for travel.
How To Apply:
Resumes (or CV’s) should address relevant teaching and artistic experience and list email and phone contact information for 3 references. Your cover letter should briefly address the following: •Experience working as a teaching artist •Settings and populations you have experience with •Examples of collaboration (as an educator or artist) •How your experience connects to the Silk Road or fits any of the topics or learning goals mentioned above. Selected candidates will be asked for a 10-15 minute “Teaching Audition” on Friday afternoon, December 2. You must be available on this date to apply. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Allison Trombley at education[at]silkroadproject.org. The deadline is Monday, November 28 at 5:00 PM for all applications. You may include links to works, but please no supplemental materials.